A five-year ban on funding horse meat inspections was recently lifted, leading to speculation that horses could again be slaughtered for consumption in the U.S. (credit: Getty Images)

Horses Could Soon Be Slaughtered For Meat In US

Horses could soon be butchered in the U.S. for human consumption after Congress quietly lifted a 5-year-old ban on funding horse meat inspections, and activists say slaughterhouses could be up and running in as little as a month.